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POTUS Proclaims October 9, 2017, as Columbus Day

POTUS Proclaims October 9, 2017, as Columbus Day

COLUMBUS DAY, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   Five hundred and twenty-five years ago, Christopher Columbus completed an ambitious and daring voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. The voyage was a remarkable and then-unparalleled feat that helped launch the...
Frank Stella: A Retrospective

Frank Stella: A Retrospective

Frank Stella: A Retrospective is on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City until  February 7, 2016. Frank Stella (b. 1936) is one of the most important living American artists. This retrospective is the most comprehensive presentation of Stella’s career to date, showcasing his prolific output from the mid-1950s to the...
National Italian American Foundations Celebrates 40 Years

National Italian American Foundations Celebrates 40 Years

A Celebration of Family, Culture, Song and Food The National Italian American Foundation recreated its 40th Anniversary Awards Gala Weekend into an extravaganza of song, homage to heritage, family ties, and passion for food. The Foundation’s celebration of its 40-year milestone united Italian American and Italian cultures of the past with an eye to the...
International Business Entrepreneur and Cafe Milano's Franco Nuschese to be honored at NIAF's 40th Anniversary Gala

International Business Entrepreneur and Cafe Milano’s Franco Nuschese to be honored at NIAF’s 40th Anniversary Gala

Franco Nuschese, president of Georgetown Entertainment Group LLC, and owner of Cafe Milano in Washington, D.C., will be honored at the National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF) 40th Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. Nuschese will receive the NIAF 40th Anniversary Award for Leadership and Service on October 17, 2015, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park....
Presidential Proclamation -- Columbus Day, 2015

Presidential Proclamation — Columbus Day, 2015

  “Columbus’s arrival in the New World inspired many and allowed for generations of Italians to follow — people whose Italian-American heritage contributes in immeasurable ways to making our country what it is, and who continue to help strengthen the friendship between the United States and Italy.”   BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES...
Italians born in Italy Continue to Be Treated As Second-Class Italian Citizens

Italians born in Italy Continue to Be Treated As Second-Class Italian Citizens

As Italian Americans who were born in Italy, we continue to be baffled by the Italian government’s inability to correct the bureaucratic nightmare that we must endure to “regain” our Italian citizenship – a constitutional right we never lost. We thank our Representative Hon. Fucsia Nissoli for continuing to fight for those of us who...
Joseph Sciame to Receive the Sons Of Italy 2015 Guglielmo Marconi Award

Joseph Sciame to Receive the Sons Of Italy 2015 Guglielmo Marconi Award

Congratulations to Joseph Sciame, a great Italian American who has been selected by the Sons of Italy to receive the 2015 Guglielmo Marconi Award.   Sciame is currently the Vice President for Community Relations at St. John’s University, the Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations, and a Trustee of the Sons...

Addio Mario!

Mourners pay final respects to Mario Cuomo. Photo: @reuterspictures http://t.co/xdERDzldlx pic.twitter.com/vL10tkb9Ia — TIME.com (@TIME) January 6, 2015
Never to forget: The Monongah Mine Disaster, December 6, 2014

Never to forget: The Monongah Mine Disaster, December 6, 2014

They came to Monongah, West Virginia, from some of the poorest regions of Italy– Abruzzo, Calabria, Campania–to work the coal mines. Like the millions of Italians who migrated to “L’america” in search of a brighter future, most had no idea of the challenges they would face. The promise of a financed voyage and a secure...
Lido Civic Club of Washington DC to Host Annual Past Presidents Night, November 22, 2014

Lido Civic Club of Washington DC to Host Annual Past Presidents Night, November 22, 2014

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC will honor their Woman and Man of the Year for 2015. They are Gracia Martore, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gannett Co., Inc. and Joseph A. Martore, President & Chief Executive Officer of CALIBRE Systems Inc. The Lido Civic Club will also honor Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General...
Salvatore Scarpitta:  Traveler

Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler

  In Washington DC, at the Hirshhorn, July 17, 2014 to January 11, 2015 (Lower Level) A fascinating and singular figure in postwar art, Salvatore Scarpitta (1919–2007) created a powerful body of work that ranges from nonobjective abstraction to radical realism. Scarpitta’s career linked the worlds of art and car racing, moving from the avant-garde...
Messaggio dell'Ambasciatore Claudio Bisogniero ai connazionali in occasione del 2 Giugno 2014

Messaggio dell’Ambasciatore Claudio Bisogniero ai connazionali in occasione del 2 Giugno 2014

Cari Connazionali, quella del 2 giugno è la più importante ricorrenza istituzionale del nostro Paese perché in questa data celebriamo la fondazione stessa della Repubblica, basata sui valori della libertà, della democrazia, dell’uguaglianza e della pacifica convivenza tra i popoli. Proprio quei valori, quindi, che ci uniscono profondamente al grande Paese che ci ospita, gli...